|Bring the Troops Home!|
This looks at grassroots organizing and resistance. Includes Jesus Papoleto Melendez, Puerto Rican poet; Grace Paley, author; Joseph Lowery, Southern Christian Leadership Conference and many war resisters.
|Lesbian Health News - DYKE TV|
Personal vignettes on health care are featured in this short video from a lesbian perspective. Topics include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, AIDS and breast cancer. Produced by DYKE TV (NY, NY).
Downloads: 2,477 (1 review)
|China: Presenting River Elegy|
This epic television series initiated a whirlwind of discussion and debate when it was first broadcast to a national audience in China in 1988. Excerpts from a six part Chinese documentary series: Xia Jun/director; Su Xiaokang and Wang Luxiang/script.Made in the period of maximum openness and press freedom, it utilized an experimental and expressive text and score to review China's past and future prospects...
Downloads: 113,610 (2 reviews)
|Women Behind Bars|
From One Prison: Part 1: Women in jail for killing abusive husbands, Youre daughter is here- young women at a detention center learn survival skills, Have You seen the Nueva Mujer Puertoriquena- puerto rican prisoners of war
|Born to Be Sold: The Strange Case of Baby M/S|
Video artist and teacher Martha Rosler looks at the media portrayal of Mary Beth Whitehead and Mr. Sperm in the debate over property rights to a baby girl and control of women's bodies. Produced by Paper Tiger TV (NY, NY)
|Shocking and Awful - The Real Face of Occupation|
Part one of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and shows how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of I...
Keywords: iraq; war; shock and awe; middle east
Downloads: 71,898 (3 reviews)
|Breaking the Bank|
Washington DC's Independent Media Center's Breaking the Bank: After the Seattle victory that stopped the World Trade Organization in its "fast" tracks, thousands converged on Washington D.C. to challenge the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank a their meeting in
|Elvia: The Fight for Land and Liberty - Laura Rodriguez and Rick Tejada Flores|
A sensitive portrait of Elvia Alvarado, a campesino leader in Honduras who dedicated her life to organizing. Her story demonstrates the cruelty of poverty and how people can work together to change their reality. Produced by Laura Rodriguez and Rick Tejada Flores (Honduras/San Francisco, CA)
|Women of the First Nations - Suzanne Henry, Luz Guerra and Claudia Sperber|
Native women have historically been objectified and stereotyped in popular culture. Only recently are the voices and visions of Native women emerging in media. This program celebrates the new generation of Native women active in film and video who are reclaiming the image, ability and power of Native women to define their own identities in the world. Coordinating Producers: Suzanne Henry, Luz Guerra and Claudia Sperber for the Women's Media Project (Austin, Texas)
|Writers Uncensored: Doesn't Everybody Want to Save the World? - Deep Dish TV|
Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. Allen Ginsberg, one of the major American voices of the twentieth century reads and sings his poems accompanied by bass player Donald Was and ruminates about the power of poetry and its ability to effect social change.
Keywords: Allen Ginsberg; Donald Was; Poetry; Social change; beat generation; Lannon Foundation
|Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex, Part 2: USA INCarcerated - Paper Tiger TV West|
Click to see Part 1: Visions of Freedom by Carla Leshne and Sasha Magee and the Critical Resistance Production Collective Outlines the growth of the prison industrial complex and the social and the social tradeoff being made to support it. It also looks at the repression industry in the context of the global economy. Interviews, music and commentary taped at the Critical Resistance Conference in Berkeley...
|2 Spirits: Native Lesbians and Gay Men - Osa Hidalgo de la Riva for Royal Eagle-Bear Productions|
2-Spirited people (Native lesbians and Gay men) from the Bay Area share their experience of overlapping gender, ethnic and cultural identities as they explore and define their visions of utopia. Coordinating Producer: Osa Hidalgo de la Riva for Royal Eagle-Bear Productions (Oakland, CA )
|Showdown in Seattle, Pt 5 - What Democracy Looks Like|
Seattle's Independent Media Center's Showdown in Seattle: Five Days that Shook the WTO: A five part series featuring on-the-ground, non-corporate perspective and in-depth analysis on world trade issues, popular resistance and the police repression that you won't find elsewhere.
Downloads: 925 (1 review)
|The Electronic Arrow: How Indians Use Video - Deep Dish TV|
The Spirit of TV documents the first time the Walapi tribe in the Brazilian Amazon is introduced to video. Making Waves is a documentary about how community groups in Bolivia are using video. It documents a Quecha Indian production group making music videos that preserve their cultural heritage.
Keywords: Native American; Indian; Indigenous; Brazil; Bolivia; Video; Music; Making Waves; Walapi; Quecha
|Death Row Notebook|
This program is a look at the background of Mumia and the case against him. It describes his youth as an organizer with the Black Panther Party and the events surrounding the Move tragedy, intercut with an interview with Mumia from prison. Produced by Chris Bratton and Lamar Williams (Chicago, IL/Harrisburg PA)
|Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex, Part 1: Visions of Freedom - Neal Morrison, Luana Plunkett|
Click to see Part 2: USA INCarcerated Visions of Freedom by Neal Morrison and Luana Plunkett and the Critical Resistance Production Collective.This program is an emotional and inspiring look at a growing movement of activists, artists and intellectuals who are mobilizing against the against the prison industrial complex. This tape highlights scenes from the historical Critical Resistance Conference held in Berkeley, California in September, 1998...
|A Shortness of Breath - Ann A. Kaneko|
This film mixes documentary and narrative form to describe attitudes towards death and dying. Three older people, the filmmaker's parents and aunt, matter-of-factly comment on heaven, religion, cancer and war. Her aunt battles breast cancer, undergoing chemotherapy and enduring the accompanying side-effects. These attitudes are juxtaposed against a young woman's comical and ironic response to the news that she is terminally ill...
|Like A Prayer|
With the December 10th, 1989 demonstration by ACT UP and WHAM! (Women's Health Action and Mobilization) at St. Patrick's Cathedral as its focus, Like a Prayer is more than a simple documentation of that event. This show explores the many issues that were cause for the action - as well as those resulting from it - while charting the course of events both inside and outside the church. Like a Prayer is composed of several sections including an analysis of the demonstration as it was portrayed in t...
Downloads: 703 (1 review)
|Korea: Until Daybreak|
This tape features south Korea's decade-long street insurrections from the point of view of students, farmers and workers who have stood in the front line of the reunification movement, against economic exploitation and-militarism. Beginning with stark footage from the Kwang-ju people's massive uprising and brutal suppression in 1980, through a recent strike of militant office workers, protests by farmers against the import of U.S...
Downloads: 1,206 (1 review)
|Expansion, Intervention and Migration - Deep Dish TV|
Maria Hinojosa introduces this series. included are segments from Operation Bootstrap, documenting the industrialization program from Puerto Rico in the 1950's that predates NAFTA. Also, a segment from Onward Christian Soldiers, about an evangelical crusade in Latin America.
Keywords: MAria; Hinojosa; Puerto Rico; Latin America; Industrialization; Trade; NAFTA; Evangelical; Christian; Onward Christian Soldiers; Operation Bootstrap
|The Philippines: A Legacy of Violence|
Underground video was an important tool during the Marcos era and contributed to the Aquino revolution. In the rejuvenated atmosphere within traditional Philippine media institutions, President Aquino has become the protagonist in a soap opera and the brunt of ribald satiric humor. A skit on a weekly comedy show Six O'Clock News, where a genial Bush twists Aquino's arm for continued U.S. military bases...
|High Tech Baby Making: North and South|
This program examines how different reproductive issues are dealt with in both industrialized and developing countries. The program includes media pieces from women's groups in India, Brazil, Mexico, France and the United States. Additionally, interviews with sociologists, scientists, influential doctors, cultural critics, patients and women who have received various reproductive treatments are included...
|4th International Women's Day Video Festival , Part 4|
Focuses on women's sexual issues around the country. "Just Because of Who We Are" by Heramedia. "200 Years Overdue" by Sarah Auerwald, a history of Women's rights the Equal Rights Amendment. "ERA Now!" by Audrey Johnson. "Ladies Against Women" by Lauren Lazin. Interview with Rosaria Salerno Boston City Councillor at-large.
|Hong Kong: Only Something That Is About To Disappear Becomes An Image|
The tapes in this poignant collection make use of old black and white film from the city's historical archive. As Hong Kong readies for the inevitable change of governance in 1997, these young artists contemplate their shared history and present anxiety. Poised on the cusp of a great change, these artists mix their ambiguous feelings towards the British colonial past wit nostalgia for a national identity...
|The Underground Voices of the Panamanian People - CheChé Martinez|
A look at the US. invasion from the point of view of Panamanian citizens who had to go underground during the U.S. occupation. ChuChu Martinez, mathematician, poet, playwright and philosopher discusses the history of the canal and the root causes of the U.S. aggression. Produced by CheChé Martinez (Panama/San Diego, CA).
|Be a DIVA!|
This program profiles ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power), the effective and inventive national AIDS activist organization. In 1989, ACT UP, a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis, spawned DIVA-TV (Damned Interfering Video Activists) to organize independent video makers involved in AIDS activism. Working collectively to produce images of ACT UP's often massive, always colorful, protests, DIVA-TV is a prime examp...
Downloads: 723 (1 review)
|Shocking and Awful: Channels of War - The Media is the Military|
Part ten of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and show how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of Ir...
Keywords: iraq; war; shock and awe; middle east; media
|Not MTV: Music Videos with a Message - Deep Dish TV|
This show presents five music videos from Panama and Brazil. Unlike most MTV-style music videos in the U.S., many video artists in Latin America are using music video as a form to express their cultural and political realities.
Keywords: Panama; Brazil; MTV; Latin America; Music Videos
|Writers Uncensored - Alice Walker: The Color Purple - Lewis MacAdams and John Dorr|
Internationally acclaimed author Alice Walker talks about growing up poor in rural Georgia and the experiences that led her to become a writer. She also reads excerpts from her best known novel. Part of a ten half-hour shows in which some of the greatest writers of our time, including two Nobel Laureates, challenge the assumptions of traditional realities. Series produced by Lewis MacAdams and John Dorr.
|Land and American Indians - Deep Dish TV|
This program recounts the history of American Indian responses and struggles against European philosophical and legal justifications for taking possession of Indian lands. Pt. 2: Law, Law, Law All Over This Land addresses the contemporary problems and issues concerning the 56.2 million acres of Indian Trust Lands, including private sector interests in land policy and the fragility of natural resources.
Keywords: Native; American; American Indian; Indigenous; Land; Imperialism; Natural Resources
|A Savage War of Peace|
Video News Services (VNS) a South African video collective has been in operation since 1985. Created to produce video about South Africa, by South Africans, essentially for South Africans, VNS materials are distributed in collaboration with Afravision primarily in South Africa, in large part to mass organizations. A powerful analysis of the escalating violence that followed the launch of the Inkatha Freedom Party in the early 1 990's...
|Access Denied - Sue Sende Cole|
Drawn from case histories of local cable access producers who have been censored, this program illustrates some limitations of cable access and the activist responses to defend it. Coordinating Producer: Sue Sende Cole (Austin, TX)
|Biting the Hand That Leads Us: Humor & Social Change|
"What do we want? Nothing! When do we want it? Now!" cheer Ladies Against Women in their consciousness-lowering session. Theater and performance have always been used to challenge the present order or put forth an image of a better world and humor often provides a way to confront painful issues. This program captures some of the best political performers in action, including the Bread and Puppet Theater, San Francisco Mime Troupe, The Atomic Comics, and Teatro Campesino...
|From One Prison|
From One Prison: Part 2: women in jail for killing abusive husbands, Youre daughter is here- young women at a detention center learn survival skills, Have You seen the Nueva Mujer Puertoriquena- puerto rican prisoners of war
|Writers Uncensored: After the Revolution - Deep Dish TV|
Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. Andrei Codrescu, Romanian exile poet and frequent contributor to NPR's popular radio program "All Things Considered" speaks with journalist Christopher Hitchens about the betrayal of Romania's December 1989 Revolution.
Keywords: Lannon Foundation; Andrei Codrescu; Romania; Exile; Christopher Hitchens; Revolution
|Lesbian Health Heroes: Bringing Health Care to the San Diego Lesbian Community|
This program features five lesbians sharing their experiences, memories and personal histories concerning lesbian health care in San Diego, Calif. Today, many lesbians see health care as the number one priority in the lesbian and gay community. As health care professionals, artists and activists, these women advocate for lesbian rights, demonstrate safer sex methods for lesbians and hold annual lesbian health fairs - where many lesbians receive their first pelvic exam...
|Youth Speaks - Viviana Acevedo and Michelle Materre for the Educational Video Center|
A wake-up call from America's youth, taking a critical look at the past, present and future of Native Americans. This program addresses young people's perspectives on the widespread dissemination of false histories and the consequences of oppression and racism. Coordinating Producers: Viviana Acevedo and Michelle Materre for the Educational Video Center (NY, NY)
Reactions to the war from all over the world: Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian novelist; John Trudell, Native Poet; Jose Sanchez, Citizen's Alert; demonstrations in Montreal, Taiwan, the Philippines and North Africa. Includes a view of the MADRE tour with Simona Shirone, Israeli Peace Activist, and women from eleven Middle Eastern countries.
|Faisa Al Araji Sacramento Interviews|
Tape 1: Women in Iraq have more freedom than Americans think. Poor people were most affected by Hussein. Liberation vs occupation. Her Blog. Creating culture of revenge. People in Women's Tour, her main plan is to tell what US media doesnt include. Facts are most important. message for Americans: get gov't to say plan for getting out of Iraq and stop building military bases. Tape 2: same as tape 1, different angle.
|Bearing Witness: Homemade Videos From the Environmental Front - Karen Hirsch for Greenpeace|
People around the country blow the whistle on polluters and lax government regulators by documenting environmental hazards from the midnight dumping of toxins to the tuna industry's dolphin massacre. Community members dare to cover issues that newspapers won't. Coordinating Producer: Karen Hirsch for Greenpeace (Washington, DC)
|Sacred Lies, Civil Truths - Catherine Saalfield and Cyrille Phipps|
Amid a galloping onslaught of misinformation and violence, lesbians and gay men in the U.S. are struggling harder than ever to claim their civil and human rights. While the insurgent Religious Right mobilizes to implement anti-gay measures state by state, the lesbian and gay community is activating to turn the tide of discrimination and keep its eyes on federal gay rights at the same time. Coordinating Producers: Catherine Saalfield and Cyrille Phipps for the Gay and Lesbian Emergency Media Camp...
|Mutiny on the Corporate Sponsorship - Deep Dish TV|
Part of the series: Behind Censorship: The Assault on Civil Liberties. Issues of media access, coverage decisions and the corporate underwriting of the media industry have been placed in sharp focus after the Gulf War. Paper Tiger TV looks at how and why certain stories are given prominence and how communities can contest those choices.
Keywords: Censorship; Civil Liberties; Media; Corporate; Gulf War; Coverage
|Racism on Main Street: A Look Around Your Corner - Shu Lea Cheang and Roy Wilson|
Whose America is it, anyway? This program starts off with a blunt question addressed by a black reporter in Somerville, MA., to a white police officer in town, "Do you think racism exists in Somerville?" From there the video tape shows a striking demonstration of police brutality in cases from "Lynch: Who Killed Michael Stewart?" to "The Day the Klan Marched." Made long before the Rodney King video, this program is a hard look at police brutality...
Keywords: deep dish tv
|Teaching TV - Deep Dish TV|
In an attempt to represent the growing media education movement, Teaching TV is a compilation of youth produced work from over 20 different projects from around the country. It is a chance to hear youth defining issues of concern to themselves and their communities. Young Producers both challenge and redefine dominant ideas of media and education. Includes works from over 20 media education projects...
Keywords: Television; TV; media; youth; students; education
|Kids Playback: TV Made By Children - Karen Einstein and DeeDee Halleck|
Can making a little of their own media be a homeopathic remedy against the massive doses of corporate culture kids consume daily? Teachers and facilitators worked with children to produce television from a kids point of view. Herb Kohl talks about computers and kids. A children's newscast, a portrait of a graffiti writer and a documentary on the life of a Bowery wino are just a few examples of subjects that concerned and interested young video producers...
Keywords: deep dish tv
|He Wo Un Poh: Recovery In Native America|
Beverly Singer, a member of the Santa Clara Tewa Pueblo, introduces us to the thoughts, experiences and successes of seven Native Americans on the road to recovery from alcohol abuse. Along the way, Singer reveals her own first-hand experience with alcoholism. Recovery in Native America takes an intimate approach to a problem which is both widespread and misunderstood. By revealing the forces, both personal and societal, which have shaped the lives of its subjects, this program paints a series o...
|8th International Women's Day Video Festival: Women and Discovery Part 4|
Warning Media May Be Hazardous to Your Health by Jenai Lane, protests against the subjugation of women in the media and beauty pageants. Mixed Messages by Kathryn Brew, video art. J. Mayne Reads Soap Opera Magazines by Paper Tiger, analysis of soap opera influences. Can You See Me Now by Holly Nattall. The Betucada Belles drum to Guayguanco a traditional Cuban rythym. We All Live Downstream: How Pollution on the Mississippi is effecting health by A...
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|Writers Uncensored - Victor Hernandez Cruz, Joy Harjo and Philip Levine: American Roots - Lewis MacAdams and John Dorr|
Born in Puerto Rico, Victor Cruz grew up in Manhattan's lower East Side; Joy Harjo, a member of the Creek Indian Nation, was raised on a reservation in the Southwest; Philip Levine grew up in a working-class Jewish neighborhood in Detroit. From the series of ten half-hour shows in which some of the greatest writers of our time, including two Nobel Laureates, challenge the assumptions of traditional realities...
|Shocking and Awful - National Insecurities|
Part three of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and show how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of ...
Keywords: iraq; war; shock and awe; middle east
|Indigenous People and The Land - Beverly Singer with Louise Gluck|
Native American producers focus on issues of land use and abuse. A look at the struggle of indigenous peoples to preserve rain forests, the exploitation of natural resources on Indian land, and issues of land stewardship vs. ownership from a Native American perspective. Coordinating Producers: Beverly Singer with Louise Gluck (NY, NY)